Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Sweet


Hi everyone,

I am back today with another sneak peek to share with you using some of the new products being released by Elizabeth Craft Designs.

For my card today I have used the new Honey Bear Stamp set to create this cute scene. This stamp set also has coordinating dies available which makes it so easy to cut out any of the images you want to use in the set, although for my card I stamped directly to my White Soft Finish Cardstock.

I masked the images so that I could add some grass and clouds. The clouds were created using the Clouds die from  Susan's Garden Countryscapes Clouds & Grass die set.

I added the A Way with Words "Sweet" sentiment from the new Sweet Smiles sentiment to the top left hand corner of the card.

On the right sided of the card I added two fishtails using the ModaScrap Stitched Fishtails Banners.

Stamps: Stamps by Krista Honey Bear - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White Soft Finish Cardstock - ECD; Blue; Green; Cooper DP; Lollipop DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: ModaScrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Pop It Ups Fancy Seasons Frame Edges; CountryScapes Clouds & Grass; A Way with Words Sweet Smiles  - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Tumbled Glass Distress Ink; Shabby Shutters Distress Ink; Foam Tape; Copics




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Monday, January 16, 2017

XOXO


Hi everyone,

Today I have another project to share with you using some of the new products being released by Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I like making boxes to use to give small gifts in and what could be easy to do when you have a die that cuts it out for you. I used the new Pillow Box with Handle to create my box today.



To create the window in my box, I die cut a heart shape from the centre of the front of the box using the Fitted Hearts die set. I then created the white heart frame by die cutting the Scallop Heart & the Fitted Heart together. I added acetate to the inside of the box over the cut out heart area. Finally I used the XOXO sentiment from the Love Sentiments die set which I added to the front of the acetate.



Paper: White; Red; Sealed with a Kiss DP - Doodlebugs Design Inc.
Dies: Pillow Box with Handle; Fitted Hearts; Scallop Hearts;  Love Sentiments
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 154mm;
Other: Acetate;


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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Dreams Come True


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing another sneak peek of some of the new products being released by Elizabeth Craft Designs for their second January release which is coming soon.

First up I am excited that we now have Fishtail Flag dies, I have been using the new Moda Scrap Stitched Fishtail Banners die set in a few of my cards this month which were released during the first release this month. For my card today I have used the new Stitched Fishtails and Fitted Fishtails which both contain Fishtail Banners in various sizes ... yay!!!!!!

This year Elizabeth Craft Designs is also introducing a new stamp line ... Stamps by Krista. Not only can you get the stamps but also matching dies so it is so easy to just die cut the images you want to use as I did on my card above. The stamps and coordinating dies will be released a little later than everything else from the second release but they are coming 😀.

For the sentiment I used one from the new Dream Sentiments Clear Stamp set also being released soon.


For the inside of my card I layered another Stitched and Fitted Fishtail together and added a sentiment from the Pop It Ups Occasions Clear Stamp set.

Stamps: Stamps by Krista Teddy Bear Picnic; Joset Designs Dream Sentiments; Pop It Ups Occasions Clear Stamps - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White; Orange; Bright Pink; Jalapeno DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Stamps by Krista Teddy Bear; Stitched Fishtails; Fitted Fishtails - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink;  Foam Tape; Copics




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Saturday, January 14, 2017

What's Cooking?



Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. This week our challenge hostess Caz Counsell continues to issue the challenges.

Apparently today is 'Organise your Home Day' - so for our challenge this week we are to create a card suitable for NEW HOME or something within the home. 

Well as I had received the stamp set that includes the oven for Christmas it wasn't hard to work out what I wanted to use for my card. I decided to create a Z Fold card using the Katie Label Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

As I was making the Z Fold card I figured I needed something cooking related that would work with the oven and after looking through my stash discovered this cute Penny Black cat set .



Here is a look at the front of my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.
Lynn Anderson (January Guest Designer)


Stamps: Sprinkled with Joy - Lawn Fawn; What's Cooking; Sprinkles & Smiles - Penny Black; Delicious Birthday - MFT Stamps;
Paper: White; Red; Blue; Made with Love DP - Imaginisce
Dies: Pop It Ups Katie Label Pivot Card; Moda Scrap Stitched Fishtail Banners - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics



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Friday, January 13, 2017

You're so Sweet


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card I created using dies from the second part of the release that Elizabeth Craft Designs is having this January. 

This time round I have used the Apron; Kitchen Tools and Small Cupcake from the Joset Design range of dies. For the sentiment I used the Moda Scrap Stitched Fishtail Banners which were released in the first part of the release. 



For the inside of my card I added a few more of the Kitchen Tools along the bottom and the top right hand corner of my card, I added the Happy Birthday which is a new sentiment also being released onto red Stitched Fishtail Banners.


Stamps: General Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White Soft Finish Cardstock - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Red; Pink; Home Sweet Home DP - Carta Bella
Dies: Moda Scrap Stitched Fishtail Banners; Stitched Circles; Dotted Scallop Circles; Stitched Squares; Dotted Scallop Squares; Joset Designs Apron; Joset Designs Kitchen Tools; Joset Designs Small Cupcake; Happy Birthday - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics




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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Look Whoo's having a Birthday!


Hi everyone,

It's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. This week our challenge hostess for the month, Vicky Gould continues to issue the challenges.

This week Vicky has requested that we make a tri-fold card.  There are lots of instructions, both on SCS and You Tube.  

I decided to create a Tri Shutter card this week for the challenge part of the card.

Of course I am still playing with Christmas pressies I received, for this card I used the Art Impressions Owl & Cat Place Card Pals die set ... of course I had to have this die set since it included an owl in it :) This die was designed to be used to create place cards, but it works equally well on the front of a card.



Here is a photo of my card taken from overhead so you can see the folds in this card a litter better.



And finally a look at my card when it is closed ready to be placed in an envelope. Even though the owl is 3D, if you are careful this could still be placed in an envelope as the legs can fold flat.



Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs:


Vicky Gould



Stamps: Birthday Whoot Owl Stamp Set; Chatting Whoots Stamp Set - Art Impressions; Birthday Owl - Dare 2 Be Artzy
Paper: White; Pink; Orange; DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Tattered Lace Shutter Card; Owl & Cat Place Pals Card - Art Impressions; Stitched Ovals; Fitted Ovals; Dotted Scallop Ovals - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

ECD January Die Cut Designer Challenge

Hi everyone,

This year the Elizabeth Craft Designs Die Cut Design Team have reintroduced the Designer Challenge. From February on we will host our challenge on the first Tuesday of the month. For January we are playing a week later to allow for the beginning of the year. 

Our challenge theme this time round is From the Heart - let's create a card/project that incorporate any of the heart dies in some way. Hearts can be used for so many different occasions one of which is Valentines Day which is coming up next month.  Make your card for whatever occasion your heart desires.

I have been wanting to make a Triple Heart Easel card for sometime now and since Elizabeth Crafts Designs have just released Heart Dies this was the perfect opportunity to create one.


Here is how I created my card:



1. Create three top folding cards in the following sizes - 5 1/2 inches square; 4 3/4 inches square and 3 1/2 inches square from dark pink cardstock.
  • Position the three larger dies from the Stitched Hearts die set onto each of the folded cards so that the top part of the heart die is hanging over the fold so it doesn't cut. Run through die cutting machine.

2.  Fold the top heart in half as per photo above (#1)
  • Apply adhesive to the lower portion of the top heart (see photo #2)
  • Die cut three stitched hearts which match the hearts that we used on the folded cards. Adhere the full heart to the lower part of the heart. (see photo #3)


3. Adhere the bottom part of the middle sized heart to the bottom of the small heart (see photo #1)
  • Adhere the bottom part of the large sized heart to the bottom of the middle heart (see photo #2)
  • Turn the hearts over and place each heart so the tip of the heart is sitting in the "V" of the heart in front of it.


4. Decorating the Hearts: 
  • Die cut the three larger hearts from the Scalloped Hearts die set from pink cardstock. Adhere each scalloped heart to corresponding solid heart.
  • Die cut 4 hearts from the Entwined Hearts die set from pale pink cardstock. Apply adhesive to the back of each heart and stack together. Attach to front heart on card.
  • Die cut the ModaScrap Lace Heart from pale pink cardstock, sponge around edges using pink ink. Attach to the middle heart on card using foam tape.
  • Die cut the Leafy Lace Heart from pale pink cardstock, sponge around edges using pink ink. Attach to the back heart on card using foam tape.
  • From the Love Sentiments die set die cut the following from dark pink cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back - "Valentine"; "Love"; "You" and "XOXO".
  • Adhere sentiments to card using photos above as a guide.

5. Die cut the following:
  • (1) Small heart from Stitched Hearts die set from pink cardstock
  • (1) Small heart from Scalloped Hearts die set from pale pink cardstock
  • (1) Small heart from Entwined Hearts die set from dark pink cardstock
  • Adhere the largest of the three hearts directly onto the bottom section of the front heart as per photo above. Layer the other two hearts together and then attach these to the first heart using foam tape. This will now keep the front heart in place.

Here is a look at my card when it is folded shut ready to be placed in an envelope.

Don't forget to check out the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog to see all the wonderful creations by our talented designers.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs:

Other:
Cardstock - Pale Pink; Pink & Dark Pink
Ink - Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Foam Tape
Die Cutting Machine





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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Lace Pocket Box


Hi everyone,

It's my turn to post a tutorial today on the Elizabeth Craft Designs blog today. For my project today I have used the new Moda Scrap Lace Pocket die that I used for my project last week, but this time round I have created a box which would make a lovely presentation to use when giving a gift.



Here is how I created the box:



1. Using the Moda Scrap Lace Pocket die, die cut two pockets from aqua cardstock.
  • Fold the tabs on the die cut pieces towards the back.

  • Cut two pieces of aqua cardstock that measure 3 inches x 10 inches.
  • Score and fold at 4 1/4 inches on both pieces of card.
  • The longer part of these pieces of card will be for the base of the box and the shorter part for the sides.


  • Apply adhesive tape to all of the tabs on both pockets, applying tape to both sides of the bottom tabs.
  • Take one of the strips of cardstock and starting with the top of one of the side portion of one of the strips of aqua cardstock adhere one of the side tabs and the bottom tab to the edge of the cardstock. (TIP: for the first strip of cardstock apply the bottom part of the strip so the tabs are under the base, this way the tabs won't be seen when the box is completed).
  • Repeat this using the second lace pocket,
  • Next take the remaining strip of aqua cardstock and starting on the other side tabs of the pocket, adhere the strip to the pocket tabs. Adhere the base tabs to the top of the strip of cardstock that goes under the box.
  • Optional: Cut two more pieces of aqua cardstock 3 inches x 4 1/4 inches and adhere to the inside side panels so that the tabs are hidden.



2. Using the second smallest die from the Moda Scrap Stitched Fishtail Banner die set, die cut two fishtail banners from White Soft Finish Cardstock. 
  • Cut off approximately 1 1/2 inches from both straight ends of the fishtail flags. Glue the ends together to make one large banner and adhere to the front of the box referring to the photo as a guide.
  •  Die cut the "Love" and "You" sentiments from aqua cardstock that has Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back from the Love Sentiments die set and adhere sentiments to each side of the Fishtail Banner.
3. Using the long leaf from the Moda Scrap Pair of Leaves 2 die set, die cut 4 leaves from green cardstock, sponge leaves with green ink.


  • Cut of most of the stem from each of the leaves and adhere two leaves end to end so you get one long strip.
  • Repeat with other two leaves.
  • Adhere the leaves together so that they cross over each other (See photo above).


4. Using the Moda Scrap Dancing Butterflies die set, die cut two full butterflies from pink cardstock.
  • Trim off the antenna from the butterfly that will be on the bottom,
  • Apply glue to the front body section of the bottom butterfly and adhere the body of the other butterfly over the top.
  • Bend the wings of the top butterfly forward.
  • Adhere Pink/Silver Glitter Dots Peel Off Stickers to the body section of the top butterfly.
Thanks for visiting my blog today, I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.




Supplies:


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Monday, January 9, 2017

Just Because


Hi everyone,

For my card today I have been playing with a few more presents that I received at Christmas last year (that sounds like so long ago doesn't it, when it was only a matter of a few weeks ago haha!)

The stamp set I used here was a must have when I first saw it online a few months before Christmas ... I just had to wait til Christmas before I got to actually have it. The designer paper and die cut sentiment were also presents.



Here is the inside of my card, I am just loving this new sentiment set I received.


Stamps: Critter Costume Party - Simon Says Stamp; Sentimental - Avery Elle
Paper: Pink; DP - Durmaz Imports
Dies: Just Because - Kaisercraft; Stitched Circles; Dotted Scallop Circles - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Clear Glitter Wink of Stella Pen; Foam Tape; Copics


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Sunday, January 8, 2017

Sending Hugs


Hi everyone,

Today I am sharing a card using a die set I received for Christmas. I have used the Concord & 9th Hugs die set which is a closure for a gatefold card.

To decorate my card I added an owl to the lower right hand side of my card.



Here is a view of the inside of the card, I added a couple of sentiments from a Sentiment set I also received at Christmas.

Stamps: Sending & Wishing - Simon Says Stamp; Sentimental - Avery Elle; Cuddly Owlies - Stamping Bella
Paper: White; Pink; Embroidery DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Hugs Card - Concord & 9th; Moda Scrap Stitched Fishtail Banner - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; Foam Tape; Copics


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Saturday, January 7, 2017

Old Rock Day


Hi everyone,

It’s challenge time with the “Crazies” over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog. We are ready for another brand new year of challenges. This month our challenge hostess is Caz Counsell.

Apparently today is OLD ROCK DAY - Create something to do with Rock.  Could be a scene with mountains, Rock n Roll, Stone style Paper, A brick wall or a precious gem! 

For my card this week I decided to find some paper in the Elizabeth Craft Designs Through the Lens Stone 6 x 6 paper pack. I love these papers that were all designed from photographs that Els had taken.

As you can see I have created a Pop Up Card using the Happy Birthday Pop Up Card die set & Jinks the Monkey both designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs.

I added a label from the Labels & Circles die set for a hand written message



Here is a side on view of my card so you can see the pop up part of the card a little easier.


For the front of the card I kept it fairly simple and the focus is on the inside. I used the same designer paper as I had on the inside and then added a sentiment from a stamp set I received for Christmas

Don't forget to check out the rest of the “Crazies” cards over on the Crazy 4 Challenges blog and also their individual blogs for more details.


Stamps: Sentimental - Avery Elle
Paper: White; Black; Blue; Grey; Off White; Through the Lens Stone Designer Paper - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Dies: Pop It Ups Happy Birthday Pop Up; Pop It Ups Barrel Basket with Pop Up; Pop It Ups Jinks the Monkey - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other: Black Ink; ECD Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 64mm


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Friday, January 6, 2017

Hello



Hi everyone,

Today I have another card to share with you using a couple of the new Moda Scrap dies which are being released by Elizabeth Craft Designs on the 9th January.




As you can see I have created a Pivot card using the Katie Label Pivot Card die set designed by Karen Burniston for Elizabeth Craft Designs. To decorate my card I have used the Moda Scrap Ready to Bloom and Dancing Butterflies die set.




Here is the inside of my card. I die cut all the images from Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock that had Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape on the back



And finally the back of my card, which I kept plain this time round.



Stamps: General Sentiments - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Paper: White Soft Finish Cardstock; Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock - Elizabeth Craft Designs; Femme DP - Kaisercraft
Dies: Pop It Ups Katie Label Pivot Card; Moda Scrap Ready to Bloom; Moda Scrap Dancing Butterflies - Elizabeth Craft Designs
Other ECD Products: Clear Double Sided Adhesive Tape 152mm; Black Silver Gittler Dots Peel Off Stickers
Other: Foam Tape




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